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Ictacetam 500 mg Tablet

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Composition for Ictacetam 500 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Ictacetam 500 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Ictacetam Tablet

Uses of Ictacetam Tablet

Ictacetam 500 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy.

Ictacetam Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Ictacetam are Sleepiness, Irritability.

How to use Ictacetam Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ictacetam 500 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ictacetam Tablet works

Ictacetam 500 mg Tablet is antiepileptic medication. It works by attaching to specific sites (SV2A) on the surfaces of nerve cells. This suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain and prevents the abnormal spread of electrical signals that can cause seizures.

In Depth Information on Ictacetam Tablet

Expert advice for Ictacetam Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Ictacetam 500 mg Tablet to reduce the frequency of seizures.
  • Ictacetam 500 mg Tablet should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Ictacetam 500 mg Tablet without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Ictacetam 500 mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney disease. The dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
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Ictacetam Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Ictacetam Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Ictacetam 500 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ictacetam 500 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Ictacetam 500 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the baby for sleepiness and adequate weight gain
Driving
Ictacetam 500 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Ictacetam 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ictacetam 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Ictacetam 500 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ictacetam 500 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, a lower dose may be advised in patients with severe liver disease.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Ictacetam
my wife PATIENT suffering from Epilepsy. she gets it generally when she is feeling weak or exhausted or if she has some small accident at home /outside which hurts her body part little severely. we did follow a course of epilepsy tablets for 6 month in 2010 but it was exhausting her and health was further deteriorating. hence stopped that. this year it happened twice every time with reason. me and family support her all the way emotionally / mentally. also makes sure that she is having proper diet and sleep. please advise what best can be done medicine wise and in terms of improving health by diet or nah other ways. thank you
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Daer PATIENT On the basis of information you have provided you can consider following homeopathic remedy for your complaint:RECKEWEG R33 - EPILEPSY DROPS LINK: http://www.1mgayush.com/products/R33-EPILEPSY-DROPS/StandardDosage: 3 times daily 15 drops in some water.
What is the suitable medicine in homeopathy for epilepsy for middle people event hough they are using English medicine like levers xr 750and Valero cr300twice a dsy
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Dear PATIENT On the basis of information you have provided you can consider following homeopathic medicine:RECKEWEG R33 - EPILEPSY DROPShttp://www.1mgayush.com/products/R33-EPILEPSY-DROPS/StandardDosage: 3 times daily 15 drops in some water.
Sir i have been taking tegrital 200 for epileptic fits for the last 21 years. I had fits when i was 24 and doctor prescribed 2 tabs of tegrital 200 daily. I started the medicine and it is working fine till date. I havent seen my doctor ever since. Is it safe to take this drug for such a long time?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Usual treatment duration for epilepsy is for three years, after which medicines are gradually tapered of. Tegrital(carbamazepine) can have ill effect on kidneys. You need regular Kudney Function Test and Complete Blood Counts to monitor any side effect.
Epilepsy patient, taking Zenoxa300mg tab twice a day. I had last attack on 24nov2015. I want to know how long should l take this pill . Can l substitute this with lovax300 or lovax OD300 p/day.pls guide me best. Thnk U.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
u can substitute as LOVAX OD 300 is more cost effective with same SALT,but probably u have to take it for very long time, and decision of stopping should be only taken under consultation of NEUROPHYSICIAN , so kindly consult them
Hi,can u pls tell me abt avena sat? Can i take it for general health improvement and is there any side effect of the same?how long one can take this?
Dr. Faran Siddiqui
Homeopathy
AVENA SATIVA Avena sativa Generalities ? Avena Sativa (common oat) improves the nutrition of brain and nervous system. ? It is useful therefore in nervous exhaustion, sexual debility; debility after exhausting diseases. ? Nervous tremors of the aged, paralysis agitans, chorea and epilepsy. ? Inability to keep the mind fixed on any one subject especially when due to masturbation. ? Bad effects of Morphine habit. ? Insomnia. Dose ? Tincture 10 to 30 drops should be given in hot water.
I am suffering from epilepsy. I want to know it's cause treatment precautions and everything related to epilepsy. Also please tell me about the best doctors in India for the treatment of epilepsy.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
cause- many- infection, stroke, traumaprecautions- avoid swimming n adventure sports; take medicine regularlybest doctors- depends on ur residence
?? ???? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ?? ??? encorate Charon 200 500 tablet use krta hu kya iska koi solution h Jisse main completely thk ho jau
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Epilepsy requires regular treatment with anticonvulsants like encorate chrono for at least 3 years of seizure free period after which medicines may be tapered off unless seizures reappear. At present, there are no other effective treatment options.

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Frequently asked questions about Ictacetam Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Levetiracetam

Q. What is Ictacetam?
Ictacetam belongs to a class of medication called antiepileptics (medicines used to treat seizures/epilepsy). It is mainly used for epilepsy form in which the seizure (fit) initially affect one side of the brain but can extend to larger areas on both sides of the brain. This can also be used as an add on drug in other types of seizures with other antiepileptic drugs.
Q. Does Ictacetam contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
No, Ictacetam does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).
Q. Is Ictacetam an enzyme inducer?
No, Ictacetam is not an enzyme inducer. Some studies do report that Ictacetam has enzyme-inducing property to some extent. Please consult your doctor before taking Ictacetam with other medicines as it may decrease the efficacy of other medicines taken along with.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen or paracetamol with Ictacetam?
There are no known drug-drug interactions between Ictacetam and paracetamol/ ibuprofen. But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together.
Q. Does Ictacetam get you high?
No, Ictacetam does not get you high.
Q. Does Ictacetam cause hair loss?
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Ictacetam. It is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair fall while you are taking Ictacetam.
Q. Can Ictacetam cause anxiety?
Anxiety is a commonly reported side effect of Ictacetam. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety which could be either new onset or there is worsening of anxiety while you are taking Ictacetam.
Q. Can Ictacetam cause weight gain?
Weight gain has been reported as a side effect with Ictacetam but this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight gain while taking Ictacetam.
Q. Does Ictacetam cause memory loss?
Memory impairment has been reported as an uncommon side effect with Ictacetam. Please consult your doctor if you experience this symptom while you are taking Ictacetam
Q. Does Ictacetam cause dizziness?
Dizziness is one of the most frequently reported side effects of Ictacetam.
Q. Does Ictacetam cause constipation?
Constipation has been reported by a few patients taking Ictacetam but it is not a very common side effect.
Q. Can the use of Ictacetam cause an increase in blood pressure?
High blood pressure has not been reported in patients taking Ictacetam. However, please consult your doctor if experience this problem.
Q. Is Ictacetam a psychotropic medication?
No, Ictacetam is not a psychotropic medication. Ictacetam belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Ictacetam a steroid?
No, Ictacetam is not a steroid. Ictacetam belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Ictacetam a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I)?
No, Ictacetam is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I). Ictacetam belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Is Ictacetam a benzodiazepine?
No, Ictacetam is not a benzodiazepine. Ictacetam belongs to a group of medicines used for the management of seizures or epilepsy.
Q. Can I take Ictacetam with ibuprofen?
No, interaction has been reported between Ictacetam and ibuprofen. However, this does not mean that the interactions do not occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Ictacetam with paracetamol?
Minor interaction can occur between Ictacetam and paracetamol as Ictacetam can induce the metabolism of paracetamol and there could be an increase in metabolites of paracetamol which are hepatotoxic (toxic to the liver). Please consult your physician before taking the two medicines together.
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